M3 Glass Technologies Commisions Glass Laminating System

Date: 26 March 2008
Source: M3 Glass Technologies
M3 Glass Technologies, a division of Mammen Glass & Mirror, Inc. has begun production of laminated glass this week.

After 52 years in business, the Mammen family is continuing its recent growth trend through the introduction of this new product line. M3 Glass Technologies views laminating as a value-added process that will compliment its existing products and services.

“We are excited to offer our customers a whole new range of products utilizing our lamination equipment,” said Chris Mammen, President. “We won’t be making stock sheets of lami; instead, we will be seeking out custom make-ups and unique applications – jobs that require attention to detail. For example, we can laminate multiple pieces of glass that have been routed into shapes on our CNC equipment, polished, and drilled, and the completed piece will have edges and holes that are perfectly aligned. We will address laminating with the same critical eye that we use for edging and tempering glass. Our customers expect nothing less.”

Laminated glass produced by M3 Glass Technologies consists of a protective interlayer of PVB (polyvinyl butyral), bonded between two or more panes of glass. The lamination process, which takes place with heat and pressure in a controlled environment, results in a “sandwich” of glass which tends to remain intact when broken. Benefits of laminated glass include safety, security, sound control, and UV protection.

Applications for laminated safety glass include doors, storefront windows, and any other location where human impact and thus safety are considerations. Laminated glass is also used in skylights, glass canopies, and other overhead glazing locations. Display cases can also utilize laminated glass to prevent “smash-and-grab” crime. Besides these typical applications, M3 Glass Technologies will also focus on design-driven applications, such as glass stair treads, glass flooring, glass handrail, and decorative glass.

In the first quarter of 2008, the company also added a new ALPA 323/4N CNC machine, as well as a new glass drill and GEMY V10 flat-polish and mitre machine, all from Bavelloni. The GEMY V10 gives the company a total of four flat-polish machines, all less than 3 years old.

Other specialty glass products that can be combined with laminating include DecoTherm® digital ceramic frit decoration for glass (www.decotherm.net), heavy Starphire® glass, acid-etch glass, anti-reflective glass, and tempered glass. More details on the company and its products are available at www.m3glass.com.

About M3 Glass Technologies - Mammen Glass was founded in 1956 by J.H. and Lorene Mammen. Today the company is managed by their two sons, John and James Mammen, and by their grandson Chris Mammen. In-house capabilities include CNC glass cutting, beveling, polishing, drilling, routing, tempering, bending, and laminating. In 2006, the company introduced the name M3 Glass Technologies to differentiate its growing fabrication and wholesale business. The company was the 2007 US Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year for the southwest and south central United States, a distinction which it earned again in 2008. The company was listed in the 2007 “Inc. 5000” list, and was named by US Glass Magazine as one of the “20 Best Companies to work for in the glass industry.” More articles about the company can be found in the press section of www.mammen.com.

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For More Information contact

Chris Mammen: President chris@m3glass.com Tel: (972) 790-4527 URL: www.m3glass.com www.mammen.com

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